Policymaker Interview Series: Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

This October, Congress passed The STEM Education Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX21) and Committee Member Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT05). The STEM Education Act focuses on improving STEM education fields in federal programs, with special focus on computer science. __ The STEM Education Coalition would […]

Coalition Joins Microsoft in Bridging the Latino Student STEM Gap

The STEM Education Coalition joined Microsoft, Excelencia in Education, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the Washington DC Public Schools to discuss issues Latino students in STEM education face in the United States. Access to educational resources is a continuing concern among educators trying to encourage minority students to go into STEM fields. A recent College Board study found […]

Informal STEM Education 101: What We Mean when We Talk about Informal STEM Education

The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum was proud to collaborate with the Afterschool Alliance, the Association of Science–Technology Centers, the Education Development Center, and the National Science Teachers Association to host the first of a series of briefings on informal STEM education. The briefing arose from comprehensive discussion on public policy issues related to “informal STEM education,” […]

STEM Literacy: Are We Keeping Up?

The STEM Education Coalition recently teamed up with Media Planet for their Education and Career News special publication on STEM education. The Coalition stressed the importance of STEM education for the American workforce, and what policy makers should be focusing on when approaching educational reform: “STEM education must be elevated as a national priority reflected through educational […]